2006 New York Code - Exemption From Military Service.

    §  6.  Exemption  from  military service. All such inhabitants of this
  state of any  religious  denomination  whatever,  as  from  scruples  of
  conscience may be averse to bearing arms, are to be excused therefrom by
  paying  to  the  state  an  equivalent  in money; and the legislature is
  required to provide by law for the collection of such equivalent, to  be
  estimated  according  to  the expense, in time and money, of an ordinary
  able-bodied militiaman.

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